Aonghas has over 30 years experience working as Writer in Residence with the following institutions:

Sabhal Mor Ostaig (the Gaelic College, University of the Highlands and Islands), Isle of Skye: 1977-1979 and 1995-1998

An Comunn Gaidhealach/The Gaelic Association, Argyll: 1979-1981

Ross and Cromarty District Council: 1988-1990

Glasgow University / Strathclyde University: 1993-1995

Brownsbank Creative Writing Fellowship, Lanarkshire (based at Hugh MacDiarmid’s house): 1999-2002

Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama Research Fellowship: 2000-2002

Isle of Mull Tree Festival: 2005

Dumfries and Galloway Schools: 2006-2007

North Ayrshire Primary Schools: 2008

Comhairle nan Leabhraichean/Gaelic Books Council (Sgriobhadh sa Sgire/Writing Local) – 2009